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Mariana's Petit Hotel
20 Calle 10-17 | Zone 13, aurora II, Guatemala City 01013, Guatemala   |  
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Ranked #2 of 34 Guatemala City B&B and Inns
Durham, North Carolina
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7 hotel reviews
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The place was quiet, friendly, quick run to the airport, clean, safe and delightful. What more could one ask.

We arrived with me being sick from a bronchial infection and needing rest. They were kind, solicitous, offering tea and a trip to the pharmacy for me. She gave us directions to a comedor down the street where the service was clean, food was good, and inexpensive. We walked back and I collapsed and died. The next morning, the breakfast was fabulous with eggs and some amazing sauce, black beans, honey dipped fried bananas, melon, juice and rolls. The bill included breakfast and a trip to the airport. They are nice people and very hospitable. I did not understand the frustration from another reviewer over being unable to find the place. Our collectivo driver had NO idea where it was either, but was able to navigate directly to it in a few minutes. Again, this is very clean, with hot showers, pleasant staff, and owners on site. I would certainly go back and recommend it as a place to stay.

Room Tip: Some complained about the planes taking off. Well, duh. It is by the airport. We were waked up tw...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Situated very close to the airport - about a ten min drive - so it's ideal if you're only making a quick stop over in Guat City. We arrived at 8pm and left at 5am the next day, and so didn't spend much time in the hotel. We were picked up by the owner, who was on time and very pleasant to chat with (he spoke reasonable English). The hotel seemed very secure, with a high wall around the outside. The decor and furnishings are dated but everything is clean, they provide soaps and shampoo and there was hot water. The only down side was that the room was noisy pretty much all night - at first from the planes overhead (to be expected as its so close to the airport), then from a nearby disco which was pretty loud, and also from other guests in the hotel. The doors and walls don't seem to provide any insulation from sound, and we also had someone knocking on our door repeatedly thoughout the night. I'd recommend this place if you need somewhere close to the airport, but bring ear plugs if you're a light sleeper!

You can read more about our trip to Guatemala and Belize on this blog: http://notanotherbus.wordpress.com/2013/05/26/guatemala-proves-to-be-smoother-than-expected/

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Burlington, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

This is a great place to stay upon arrival or departure from Guatemala City. Accommodations are basic but thought out and well cared for. Unlike most hostels or cheap hotels, there were soaps, shampoos, towels, a blow dryer, even a tiny sowing kit in the bathroom! If you need wireless or a computer they offer that too you tho the computer is older. The rooftop patio is very nice and quiet for the city and has many plants. The garden is well kept. Everything in the home seems to have been placed there with attention and detail. The owners are extremely kind and friendly people who took us in later than the regular check-in time and also were kind enough to drive us to the airport at 4A for departure. I was very pleased with their attention to detail even though some of the hotel was a bit older/outdated like the bathroom fixtures. The beds were comfortable and everything was clean. The community is gated.

The price is great - they do not include tax when booking online so that you do not get charged a larger booking fee. You pay your balance + tax upon arrival - another thoughtful action from the owners. Only drawback is that the local restaurants in that area were not great - the owner ordered us food over the phone which was delivered to us but the quality was not great. I hear the food they cook there is excellent.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

For an aviation fanatic like me, this bungalow belonging to a retired air force pilot felt like home away from home. The home itself is lovely - marbled floors, clean rooms, and full of aviation memorabilia - and the staff were extremely helpful. We had a bit of difficulty locating the place since it is in a guarded air force residential area, but once there we enjoyed our stay. Great base for exploring Guatemala City and Antigua. Breakfast before our departure was a treat!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This converted house in a gated residential area is utterly charming. Beds are wonderful; water pressure is excellent (a rarity IMO in Guatemala), and everything is spotless. I called them to let them know that my shuttle from Antigua would be very late, and they could not have been more accommodating.

The next morning, I had a full, excellent breakfast: fresh fruit (papaya and cantaloupe), scrambled eggs, potatoes with red pepper, and black beans, along with orange juice. A couple with two boys had breakfast at the same time as I did, and the kids (teen and near-teen) were still hungry. The cook brought them each another full plate, which they devoured. Another person only wanted fruit, so additional fruit was offered.

The owner took me to the airport a bit later. The airport was less than 5 minutes away.

This was a great place to stay, and I cannot recommend it highly enough! The owners are incredibly kind.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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malinche, Owner at Mariana's Petit Hotel, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Thank You we really appreciate your review, hope we can serve you again in the future
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

This B&B is run by a husband and wife team who go out of their way to accommodate guests. We did not have time to eat dinner so they helped us to order food to be delivered, and then set a table for us.

All of our e-mail communications with them were answered right away in English; they picked us up at the airport on time; the rooms were large and clean. I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay when you are transitioning in Guatemala.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Roatan, Honduras
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This a lovely quiet hotel very close to the airport. It is clean and includes a very full delicious breakfast with their rates. They will pick you up and take you back to the airport at no charge. The couple who run this hotel are very gracious. This is a real gem not to be missed.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 20 Calle 10-17 | Zone 13, aurora II, Guatemala City 01013, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Guatemala Department > Guatemala City
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Guatemala City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mariana's Petit Hotel is a small family-owned and operated bed & breakfast in Guatemala, strategically located close to the International Airport La Aurora Where comfortable rooms and an attentive staff will make you feel right at home. We offers single, double and triple rooms at reasonable rates. All rooms are comfortably furnished and have private bathroom with hot water, Cable TV and phone, internet access, and all prices include breakfast ... more   less 
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